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Windsor seniors and health care providers say no to OHIP physiotherapy cuts

Tuesday, May 21st 2013 9:18:51am

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What: The Ontario government plans to alter the way physiotherapy services are delivered in Ontario. This will lead to dramatic service cuts, especially to seniors in Retirement Residences and Long Term Care Homes.

Seniors risk the elimination or reduction in their physio care that is clinically proven to aid their health. Over 3000 jobs and many longstanding businesses are threatened.

Who:

Tina Bishai, Board Member, Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association (DPCA)
Merle Duchesne, Physiotherapist
Windsor-area seniors
Taras Natyshak, MPP, Essex

When: 12:30 PM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Where: Motion Specialties Windsor, 5923 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, ON, N8T 1E4



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For more information or to schedule an interview contact:  

Merle Duchesne, Regional Manager, Southwestern Ontario, Centric Health
519-562-5502 (cell), merle.duchesne@centrichealth.ca

Tina Bishai, Board Member, Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association
416-619-9435, 416-471-2727 (cell), tina.bishai@centrichealth.ca

About DPCA
The Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association (DPCA) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care share a goal to provide equitable access to OHIP-funded physiotherapy for children, seniors, welfare recipients and disabled persons across the province.

The province’s 94 OHIP-funded Designated Physiotherapy Clinics (DPCs) have provided high-quality, low-cost care to over 150,000 Ontario seniors, children, welfare recipients and disabled persons each year in community clinics, Long Term Care Homes and Retirement Residences for almost 50 years. For more information, visit: www.dpca.ca.